Racing News

Harpers First Ride Tops 24 Nominees to $100,000 Deputed Testamony

Chub Wagon Heads Long List of Stakes Winners in $100,000 Alma North
Laki, Whereshetoldmetogo Among 25 Nominees to $100,000 Challedon

Wondrwherecraigis Finds Winner's Circle in Sunday Feature

4-Year-Old Beats Three Stakes Winners in Stakes-Quality Allowance
Live Racing Returns Friday, July 22 with $16,420 Rainbow 6 Carryover

LAUREL, MD – Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables’ Wondrwherecraigis, coming off a subpar effort out of town last month, returned home and resumed his winning ways with a popular and impressive 5 ¾-length triumph in Sunday’s stakes-quality feature at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Severe Weather Forces Pimlico Cancellation Saturday

Live Action Returns with Seven-Race Program Sunday

LAUREL, MD – A severe weather system passing through the area, producing heavy rain and multiple lighting strikes, forced the cancellation of Saturday’s live race program at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Forecast to bring wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail, the storm rolled in shortly before Saturday’s fifth race and, following a delay, the decision was made to cancel racing out of safety concerns for horses, horsemen and fans.

Stakes-Quality Feature Spices Up Sunday Card at Pimlico

Kenny Had a Notion Facing Fellow Stakes Winners in Comeback

LAUREL, MD – Louis Ulman and Neil Glasser’s multiple stakes-winning 3-year-old Kenny Had a Notion, unraced in 149 days, will face older horses for the first time when he launches his comeback Sunday at Pimlico Race Course.

Trainer Brittany Russell's Progression Taking Her to Saratoga

Pimlico-Based 31-Year-Old to Have First Spa String This Summer
Hello Beautiful Pointing to $100,000 Alma North July 31 at Pimlico
Live Racing Returns Friday, G3-Placed Apostle Entered Saturday

LAUREL, MD – Though only in her fourth full season of training, Brittany Russell appreciates the history behind her. Based year-round in Maryland, she currently ranks sixth in the Preakness Meet standings with 10 wins at Pimlico Race Course, the second-oldest Thoroughbred racetrack in the country.

Pixelate Joins Six Graded Winners Among BWI Turf Cup G3 Nominations

One-Mile Event Tops Four Grass Stakes Worth $500,000 July 24 at Pimlico

LAUREL, MD – Godolphin homebred Pixelate, coming off a victory in last month’s Prince George’s County over the track, is one of seven graded-stakes winners among 28 horses nominated to the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Saturday, July 24 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

Juvenile Mr. Mox Gutsy Debut Winner Sunday at Pimlico

Jockey Pimentel Sweeps Sunday Features on Beacon Hill, Gunnison

LAUREL, MD – Jamie Ness owned-and-trained 2-year-old gelding Mr. Mox, by first-year sire Divining Rod, held on for a determined, front-running neck triumph in his career debut Sunday at Pimlico Race Course.

Ridden by Jaime Rodriguez, Mr. Mox ($10.20) ran five furlongs in 58.28 seconds over a fast main track surrounded by late-running stablemates Buff Money and Slaats, both from leading Maryland trainer Claudio Gonzalez, in the $46,000 maiden special weight event.

Nominations Close Saturday for July 24 Stakes at Historic Pimlico

BWI Turf Cup (G3) Tops Four Turf Stakes Worth $500,000 in Purses
Juvenile Filly Hicktown Graduates, Air Token Captures Friday Feature

LAUREL, MD – Nominations close Saturday for four grass stakes worth $500,000 in purses to be held July 24 at historic Pimlico Race Course headlined by the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3).

Happy Homecoming for Ellanation & Dark Hollow Farm

Turf Sprint Stakes Winner Rewards Patience, Perseverance
Stakes Winner Bought Back for $8,000

LAUREL, MD – He didn’t know it at the time, but when Dark Hollow Farm’s David Hayden purchased a bay filly with chipped knees and an uncertain future last year, he got more than just an eventual broodmare. He had found himself another stakes winner, and brought a family member back home.

Pimlico's Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Returns $31,028

LAUREL, MD - The mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6, featuring a state-record jackpot carryover, returned $31,028.08 Sunday at Pimlico Race Course.

There was a carryover of $1,435,080 and $5,110,191 of new money wagered on a Sunday program featuring four stakes races.

The Rainbow 6 kicked off with 5-1 shot Behind the Couch ($13) winning the sixth race followed by Ellantation ($22) in the seventh, Alwaysinahurry ($20.20) in the eighth, Mrs. Orb ($6.20) in the ninth, Yaupon ($2.80) the 10th, and Crack the Safe ($23.80) in the 11th.